The Unsung Heroes Of Music: Lesser-Known Bands That Shaped The Music Industry

These are the mavericks, the unsung heroes, the ones who don’t give a hoot about mainstream fame but are all about experimenting and taking their music to new heights. They may have a small cult following, but their influence is undeniable. These are the bands that truly drive the music industry forward, and they’re not afraid to get a little weird in the process. So, let’s give a round of applause to the the most influential non-mainstream musicians.

Pavement Didn’t Care For Fame

Coming out of Stockton, California, Pavement is an American rock band that formed in 1989. The band originally had no intentions of becoming famous, but after they gained underground attention, they began to focus on their sound and really put added effort into their music. The group had a ten-year career where they released five full-length albums and nine EPs.


Their hit song “Cut Your Hair” caught the attention of the public and established them as a legitimate indie rock group. Although they passed up major record labels to stick with independent ones, they’re now considered one of the most influential bands to come out of the underground in the 1990s. Many indie rock groups today can trace their roots back to Pavement who played a huge role in the development of the genre.